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Submit a non-emergency maintenance request.


What's my address?

Find out how to get mail here.

How do I recycle in my residence hall room?

We provide recycling containers in your room. Get more details.

Can I bring friends... what's the visitation policy?

Yes, your friends can visit you in the residence halls, but you are fully responsible for the behavior of your guests, and you can only have 2 guests who don’t live in your residence hall at a time in your room. Any violation of the residence hall guest policy will result in disciplinary action. Residence hall staff reserves the right to require guests to vacate the residence hall if the behavior of guests or hosts is disruptive. As visitation to the halls is considered a privilege rather than a right, the Department of Residence Life and Housing reserves the right to restrict visitation privileges to serve the best interests of the residential and University communities.

Where can I park?

There are many places to park. Check out Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

How do I bunk or loft my bed

The ability to bunk or loft your bed depends on the building you live in. Learn more here.

Who cleans my residence hall room?

You and your roommates! Vacuums are available at each service desk. Each building has a custodial crew that cleans common areas such as lounges, hallways and community bathrooms, and does trash removal and major clean-ups.

Can I decorate my room?

Wall decorations may not be hung with any fasteners that make holes in the walls, ceiling or woodwork. A form of "poster putty" or 3M removable hooks may be used to secure decorations to walls, but must be removed before the room is vacated. The use of any "tape products" is prohibited on any painted or wood finished surfaces. The cost of repairing holes or removing adhesives by the University staff will be charged to the student(s) responsible.

UA's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS), following the Ohio Fire Code, has specific guidelines for use of holiday decorations in residence halls. Please check out our Holiday Decorations Guidelines.

What appliances can i have?

Stereo, television, radio, computer, audio equipment, small cavity microwave, refrigerators (5.5 cu. ft. or less), and coffeemakers (no percolators).

How's the wifi connection?

Our campus is wifi-enabled, so you can connect to the internet wherever you are. We know that sometimes you wish it were faster. We hear you and we're constantly working to improve the internet speed.

Help connecting to the network

Can I bring a pet?

No pets. You can bring fish if their tank is less than 20 gallons.

When is move-out day?

The final move-out day is the last day of exam week.

How do I change my meal plan?

If you find that the dining plan you selected is not working with your schedule or eating habits you may go on line and into My Akron any time during the first 4 weeks of the semester, click the Dining Services change / cancel icon to complete the form. Dining plan changes are updated on a weekly basis. Each student is limited to one change per semester. Otherwise, call the Zip Card Office at 330-972-5637 during normal business hours or visit a Zip Card office.

Students enjoying campus housing at the University of Akron

Residence Life and Housing

Ritchie Hall
Akron, OH 44325-1401

Phone: 330-972-7800
Fax: 330-972-5662

Email: reslife@uakron.edu